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Happy new year ...

From: Alistair Miles <a.j.miles@rl.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 16:14:17 +0000
Message-ID: <458AB2D9.4060405@rl.ac.uk>
To: public-esw-thes@w3.org

Hi all,

I'm on holiday for a couple of weeks, so I just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year!

Some parting comments ...

I'm extremely heartened to see so much lively debate, and especially to see the more 
challenging and controversial issues which SKOS raises discussed with so much clarity. It 
gives me a lot of hope!

As we enter this new phase of development for SKOS within the W3C Recommendation track, it 
is vital that we work towards grounding all discussion with *concrete use cases and 
examples*. I'm very glad that Antoine, Jon and Daniel were able to send out the recent 
call for use cases [1] - it is these use cases that will determine the direction SKOS 
takes in 2007.

It is also worth bearing in mind that we have a limited time frame - SKOS is scheduled to 
reach Last Call Working Draft by November 2007. Some difficult choices may have to be made 
in order to reach a practical solution, and those choices will have to be justified. Use 
cases give us something with which to evaluate the trade-offs and the consequences of the 
decisions we make.



[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-esw-thes/2006Dec/0006.html
Alistair Miles
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